Thursday, June 23, 2005

Lego church



A friend sent me these photos yesterday of a church made entirely out of Legos. I was quite impressed. The information that came with the photos said it took about a year-and-a-half of planning, building and photographing to finish the project.



It required more than 75,000 pieces of Lego to build this church, which measures about 7 feet by 5 1/2 feet by 30 inches. It can seat 1,372 Lego people.



The church has 3,976 windows, and includes a balcony, a lobby area, stairs to the balcony, restrooms, coat rooms, several mosaics, a nave, a baptistry, an altar, a crucifix, a pulpit and an elaborate pipe organ.



My church is less than halfway to its building expansion campaign goal. I'm going to suggest we switch to Legos instead of brick and stone, and spend the savings on a new gymnasium made out of Lincoln logs.

UPDATE: The Nightfly, helpful as always, informs me that these photos came from the Abston Church of Christ. Basically, this is a Lego church that a lady built in memory of her dead cat. As Johnny Carson always said, "I did not know this." Speaking of the Abston site, Nightfly says: "This site has the in-progress construction shots, explanations of the project (which seems to have required a fair bit of engineering talent), and the cat it's dedicated to. She's adorable."

5 comments:

Katalina B said...

WOW!!! Makes me rethink doing a visit to Legoland here in Germany!

nightfly said...

These pix are from the Abston Church of Christ. This site has the in-progress construction shots, explanations of the project (which seems to have required a fair bit of engineering talent), and the cat it's dedicated to. She's adorable.

You'll forgive me, of course... I'm a cat guy myself. It got a little dusty at the keyboard for a while.

Muley said...

Thanks, Nightfly, for catching another ball I would have dropped. I have made an addition to the post and added your helpful comment.

R. U. Serious said...

That is amazing.

Damned If I Know

Stacy said...

Love it, my kids are and have always been Legomaniacs and they enjoyed the pics more than I did.